With over 40 years of experience and over 130 studio installations across the UK and Ireland, it is likely that you have seen our television studio floors on your TV. We’re lucky enough to count the BBC, ITV, Sky, BT Sport, IMG Media, Pinewood, Sky and YouTube among our clients.
We are proud of our reputation in the broadcasting industry and our ability to meet the high standard demanded for effective camera tracking.
Since our first resin studio floor installation back in the 1970s, we have become the go-to company for television and broadcasting floors across the UK. Our purpose-designed Elgood Television Studio Floor System and expert in-house team of specifically-trained experts are largely to thank for this success.
Every one of our studio floors is laid to tolerances surpassing SR1, ensuring the smoothest surface. Flatness and a uniform finish are critical to effective camera tracking and, as such, SR1 is simply not suitable.
See www.televisionstudiofloors.co.uk for more information on our Television Studio Floors.
The Elgood Studio Floor System has been adopted by an unprecedented 25+ companies and is widely in service today throughout broadcasting.
THE ELGOOD STUDIO FLOOR SYSTEM
- Designed, manufactured and installed by Elgood Industrial Floorings Ltd.
- The design, materials and workmanship are guaranteed for 10 years.
- Static and dynamic camera pedestal performance guaranteed.
Our studio floors should be installed as part of the technical fit-out of the studios. Furthermore, the floor installation requires clean, controlled conditions – thankfully, the installation is a clean process in itself!
We are usually directly employed by the client. We do not undertake studio floor installations as a subcontractor to a main contractor.
The duration of installation for our Television Studio Floors is approximately 3 weeks per studio.
The Elgood Studio Floor is to laid 30mm thick and is laid directly onto a structural concrete slab. There are several requirements for the sub-floor concrete:
- It should be placed at a datum of minus 30mm from the required finished floor level.
- The concrete should be laid to a tolerance of +/- 6mm of the minus 30mm datum.
- It should have a power-floated finish (as if it were to be the finished floor).
The slab design should avoid the use of expansion joints, as these cannot be taken through the studio floor surface.
Elgood Industrial Floorings Ltd is pleased to advise its clients on matters relating to studio flooring at the design stages and throughout the building construction. Our experience with many similar projects over the last 40 years has given us a unique insight into the smooth installation of high-quality floors.
There are numerous examples at the BBC – The London Studios, Pinewood where tour Television Studio Floor System is still providing good service after 10, 15 and 20 years!
The combination of minimal maintenance, and an extended working life keeps running costs and disruption to a minimum.
Our history of providing studio floors to the UK’s largest broadcasters has enabled us to accumulate a wealth of knowledge. We are proud to be able to offer our expertise to provide practical and bespoke solutions to our client’s problems.
At Elgood, we provide ongoing advice on the use of studio floor paints and peelable products. We have also developed a number of coating systems designed for fast-turnaround studios and to avoid routine washing and the associated disposal problems.